South Carolina vs Puerto Rico (Statistical Comparison)

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South Carolina Size Comparison

South Carolina is a state located in the Coastal Southeastern region of the United States of America, whereas Puerto Rico is a country located in the Northeast Caribbean Sea. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between South Carolina and Puerto Rico regarding various aspects.


Is South Carolina bigger than Puerto Rico?

The total area of South Carolina is 32,020 sq mi, and the total area of Puerto Rico is 3,515 sq mi. South Carolina is bigger than Puerto Rico by 28,505 sq mi. South Carolina is around 9.11 times bigger than Puerto Rico.

Area of South Carolina: 32,020 sq mi ( 82,932 km2 )

Area of South Carolina compared to Puerto Rico

Area of Puerto Rico3,515 sq mi ( 9,104 km2 )

Area of Puerto Rico compared to South Carolina


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of South Carolina as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 5,190,705.

Population of South Carolina compared to Puerto Rico

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Puerto Rico as of 2020, was estimated to be around 3,281,538.

Population of Puerto Rico compared to South Carolina

Here is some more data comparison between South Carolina and Puerto Rico.

The capital city of South Carolina is Columbia, and the capital city of Puerto Rico is San Juan.

Official Languages

South Carolina: English
Puerto Rico: Spanish, English


South Carolina: South Carolinian
Puerto Rico: Puerto Rican

ISO 3166 Code

South Carolina: US-SC
Puerto Rico: PR, US-PR

South Carolina Time Zone: 

UTC − 5 (Eastern Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC − 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Puerto Rico Time Zone: 

UTC – 4 (Atlantic Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of South Carolina:
33° 55′ 0.84″ N, 80° 53′ 47.04″ W

Coordinates of Puerto Rico:
18° 13′ 20.28″ N66° 25′ 49.08″ W

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Aashish Poudel Genuine is a web developer, writer and currently a student in Cyprus. He has created this site to help people who are willing to come to Cyprus or want to know more about this country.

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